Bodies and lifestyles come in every shape and size. You may work an office job, lift weights, be a mom of seven, or a combination of all three! You may weigh 98lbs or 250lbs, be 4ft 10in or 6ft 10in. Women at every stage, lifestyle, and body type can be good candidates for breast implants. Given your unique body and your unique lifestyle, how do you find the ideal implants for you? Three surgeons give us their review of the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. They tell us why they love it for their patients and recommend it time and again. Read what these experienced surgeons have to say before making an appointment with your local board-certified plastic surgeon for a breast augmentation.
Dr. Robert Hamas: Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dallas, Texas
Dr. Robert Hamas created the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. He developed this technology based on his years of experience performing breast augmentations. After listening to his patients concerns about silent ruptures and the compromises they had to make for natural looking results, he wanted to create a new type of implant to address their concerns. Dr. Hamas created the IDEAL IMPLANT so women could have beautiful, natural looking breast implants with less worry about not knowing if their implants are intact or ruptured.
Knowing the Status of Your Implant
Dr. Hamas’s patients were not alone in feeling that they wanted to know the status of their implants, intact or ruptured. In a 2017 independent survey of 933 women, 89% of women reported that if the overall performance of the implant is similar, they would prefer an implant where rupture could be detected by looking at the breast. Women with silicone gel breast implants are often unaware that their implant has ruptured. The best ways to detect ruptured silicone gel breast implants are with an MRI or in surgery. Dr. Hamas tells us, “The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant gives women the advantage of knowing the status of their implant. They don’t have to wonder whether its ruptured or not. And yet, they still have the advantages of the silicone gel implant in that they have a natural look and feel.”
Dr. Jane Rowley: Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Lubbock, Texas
Dr. Jane Rowley has extensive training, experience, and skill in plastic surgery. At her practice in Lubbock, Texas Dr. Rowley sees all kinds of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients, including those seeking the best breast implants for their body and lifestyle. We asked Dr. Rowley what she loves about the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant, and why she recommends it to her patients. Dr. Rowley tells us, “I feel confident with the IDEAL IMPLANT that I’m giving my patients that peace of mind, they know when their implant is leaking, they can plan their lives around that, and they know that it will be a relatively simple procedure to remove and replace it.”
Implant Rupture, Removal, and Replacement
All breast implants come with a risk of rupture, but, as an educated consumer, you can do your part to research and find one with the lowest rupture rate to reduce your risk of needing additional surgery. The ideal implants for you should have a low rate of complications but still give you a natural looking result. Visit our implant comparison page to see a comparison of implant rupture risks.
If your implant ruptures, no matter the implant type, the FDA recommends removal surgery. One reason Dr. Rowley loves the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant is that patients are able to plan around a removal, rather than needing to rush into surgery. Because of the internal structure of the IDEAL IMPLANT a rupture is immediately evident, but the implant only undergoes a partial deflation giving you time to schedule a removal surgery. Additionally, the saline inside is naturally absorbed by the body so you can be confident that surgery to remove the shell will be relatively simple. Dr. Eric Desman, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Alexandria Virginia, explains what happens to patients after a silicone gel breast implant is discovered to have ruptured, “A patient will then need a challenging, complicated surgery to get that old implant out and then put a new implant in. If the patient puts new silicone gel implants back in, then they’re just restarting the clock on the next problem or process with a leaked silicone gel implant.” Dr. Rowley has found that the ease of removal and peace of mind of knowing if your implant has ruptured or not makes the IDEAL IMPLANT truly ideal for most of her patients.
Dr. Russell Babbitt: Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Fall River, Massachusetts
Dr. Russell Babbitt specializes in all forms of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery in his Fall River, Massachusetts practice. Dr. Babbitt knows that the look and feel of breast implants are some of the most important factors when his patients are looking for breast implants. At the same time, a patient’s peace of mind should not be discounted. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant gives women both a beautiful result and less worry because there is no risk of silent rupture. Dr. Babbitt states it this way, “It is in my mind the best of both worlds, because it has the shape and the feel and the projection that you associate with a silicone gel implant, and the peace of mind that you associate with a saline implant.”
Natural Look, Peace of Mind
Before the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants were introduced women had to choose between saline breast implants and silicone gel breast implants. Saline breast implants are known to ripple and wrinkle because saline movement is uncontrolled inside the silicone shell. Silicone gel breast implants give women another option, one that keeps its shape and feels very natural. However, the risk of silent rupture, and the fact that removal may be messy and complicated, means women now have to deal with the anxiety that brings. Now with the IDEAL IMPLANT women can have, as Dr. Babbitt puts it, “the best of both worlds.” Beautiful, natural looking breast implants without compromising peace of mind.
Finding the Ideal Implants: Starts With an Ideal Surgeon
No matter what type of body or lifestyle you have you can find an ideal breast implant to fit your needs. Your journey starts with finding an ideal surgeon who will give you options and walk with you the whole way. Dr. Paul Zwiebel, a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant, explains finding a surgeon like this, “You really need to have that expert who’s going to help you sort through the many, many different options that are out there. Your surgeon should talk to you about the selection of the ideal implants for you, what’s going to fit your body well, the right size, the right shape, the right type of implant, all the factors that will ultimately go into your decision.” The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant is only available from exclusive board-certified plastic surgeons, who can be located with the IDEAL IMPLANT surgeon finder. Find a board-certified plastic surgeon near you who offers IDEAL IMPLANT today.